• May 5, 2021

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Dominic Thiem wins easily over Marcos Giron, advances to third round of Madrid Open

Dominic Thiem wins easily over Marcos Giron, advances to third round of Madrid Open

Looking fresh again after taking a few weeks off, U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem cruised into the third round of the Madrid Open with a comfy 6-1, 6-3 win over American Marcos Giron on Tuesday. Thiem was in control…

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Man City reaches first champions league final

Man City reaches first champions league final

When Pep Guardiola was appointed manager of Manchester City in 2016, it was with a specific task of winning the Champions League. Five years on, a 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain (4-1 on aggregate), has secured a…

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Einarson, Canadian curling teammates remain in playoff hunt at women’s worlds

Einarson, Canadian curling teammates remain in playoff hunt at women’s worlds

Canada’s Kerri Einarson chipped away at her women’s world curling championship deficit with a second straight victory Tuesday in Calgary. The host country beat Italy 10-4 to get to a 3-5 record, but Einarson’s foursome…

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Carlos Alcaraz, 17, to have ‘dream’ matchup with Rafael Nadal in Madrid Open

Carlos Alcaraz, 17, to have ‘dream’ matchup with Rafael Nadal in Madrid Open

It wasn’t too long ago that Rafael Nadal was handing Carlos Alcaraz a PlayStation as the boy’s prize at a local tennis tournament in Spain. Now the Spanish great is about to play versus the promising youngster in the…

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Man City’s Guardiola: I won’t say one word to players about PSG

Man City’s Guardiola: I won’t say one word to players about PSG

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has stated he won’t speak “one word” to his players regarding Paris Saint-Germain as they look to book their place in the Champions League final. City have a 2-1 lead over the…

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Canadian golfer Mike Weir earns 1st win on PGA’s senior tour

Canadian golfer Mike Weir earns 1st win on PGA’s senior tour

Canadian golfer Mike Weir won his first event on the PGA’s senior tour on Sunday when he held steady with pars down the stretch for a 4-under 68 at the Insperity Invitational in Texas. Weir, who won…

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Andy Ruiz defeats Chris Arreola by unanimous decision

Andy Ruiz defeats Chris Arreola by unanimous decision

In a matter of three fights, Andy Ruiz has gone from underdog, to champion, to disappointment, to a man in search of a comeback. But the comeback is off to a good start. Ruiz (34-2,…

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Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix after spectacular overtakes

Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese Grand Prix after spectacular overtakes

Lewis Hamilton fought back to pass both Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen for a brilliant triumph in the Portuguese Grand Prix. The seven-time champion fell to third as Verstappen’s Red Bull overtook him at a…

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Panthers choose Chuba Hubbard, tying record for most Canadians picked in 1 NFL draft

Panthers choose Chuba Hubbard, tying record for most Canadians picked in 1 NFL draft

Chuba Hubbard made it a record-tying NFL draft for Canada on Saturday. The Oklahoma State running back from Sherwood Park, Alta., was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round, No. 126 overall, of…

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Turkish Grand Prix to replace Canadian Grand Prix in June

Turkish Grand Prix to replace Canadian Grand Prix in June

Formula One has confirmed this year’s Canadian Grand Prix has been cancelled and will be replaced by the Turkish Grand Prix on June 11-13. Earlier this month, it was reported that the Canadian Grand Prix…

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Barcelona blow chance to go top of La Liga after shock defeat to Granada

Barcelona blow chance to go top of La Liga after shock defeat to Granada

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman lamented his side’s inefficiency at both ends of the pitch as they blew the opportunity to go top of La Liga on Thursday by losing 2-1 to Granada at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi,…

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De Grasse aims to carry over fast start to season in latest 100-metre race

De Grasse aims to carry over fast start to season in latest 100-metre race

Andre De Grasse would be the first to say an explosive start in the 100 metres hasn’t been his greatest strength in a successful sprint career, and hours spent poring over race footage during the pandemic…

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Suns beat Clippers, clinch first playoff spot in 11 years

Suns beat Clippers, clinch first playoff spot in 11 years

Devin Booker was in middle school and starting center Deandre Ayton was 11 years old when the Phoenix Suns were last in the playoffs. As for point guard Chris Paul? He was an NBA star in those days, just like he…

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Man City rallies, scores first-leg UCL win at PSG

Man City rallies, scores first-leg UCL win at PSG

Manchester City took a big step towards their first Champions League final as goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez earned them a 2-1 comeback victory at Paris Saint-Germain in the semifinal first leg on Wednesday. PSG went ahead courtesy of…

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Canadian Olympic swimming trials pushed back to June, may move from Toronto

Canadian Olympic swimming trials pushed back to June, may move from Toronto

Canada’s Olympic swim trials have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Ontario. The primary means of selection for Canada’s team bound for Tokyo this summer has been pushed back almost a month…

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Wimbledon planning for ‘minimum’ 25% spectator capacity

Wimbledon planning for ‘minimum’ 25% spectator capacity

For all of the pandemic-related planning discussed for this year’s return of Wimbledon — much still to be determined, counting fan capacity and prize money — Tuesday’s biggest news out of the All England Club…

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Bayern appoint Nagelsmann as manager to replace Treble-winning Flick

Bayern appoint Nagelsmann as manager to replace Treble-winning Flick

Bayern Munich have appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their next manager, having reached a compensation agreement with RB Leipzig. Nagelsmann, 33, is considered one of the best young managers in the game and has signed a deal with…

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Raptors sputter to finish as Kevin Durant sparks East-leading Nets to victory

Raptors sputter to finish as Kevin Durant sparks East-leading Nets to victory

Kevin Durant scored seven of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, Jeff Green had 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Toronto Raptors 116-103 Tuesday night and clinched a playoff spot. Durant, who…

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Atletico Madrid lose to Athletic Bilbao to leave La Liga race wide open

Atletico Madrid lose to Athletic Bilbao to leave La Liga race wide open

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid’s title bid was de-railed again as they were defeated 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, offering Barcelona the opportunity to go top of the table next week. Alex Berenguer put the hosts ahead in the…

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Rafael Nadal claims his first title of the season, topping Stefanos Tsitsipas to win Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal claims his first title of the season, topping Stefanos Tsitsipas to win Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal saved a match point on his way to defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7 (6), 7-5 on Sunday in the Barcelona Open final, winning the title for a record 12th time. It was the first title…

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Siakam powers Raptors past depleted Cavaliers

Siakam powers Raptors past depleted Cavaliers

Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, rookie Malachi Flynn added 18 and the Toronto Raptors pulled away in the second half for a 112-96 victory over the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Kyle Lowry contributed…

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Man City beat Tottenham in Carabao Cup final with late Laporte goal

Man City beat Tottenham in Carabao Cup final with late Laporte goal

Manchester City dominated Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup final but just managed to sneak a 1-0 victory to secure their fourth consecutive triumph in the competition. With 8,000 fans watching on Aymeric Laporte squeezed a header past Hugo Lloris on 82…

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Doncic, Mavs beat Lakers 108-93 in Davis’ 2nd game back

Doncic, Mavs beat Lakers 108-93 in Davis’ 2nd game back

Luka Doncic was swarmed by double teams with the Lakers trying to force someone other than the Dallas sensation to defeat them again in Los Angeles star Anthony Davis’ second game back from a long injury absence.…

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Canada withdraws from upcoming World Relays in Poland over COVID-19 concerns

Canada withdraws from upcoming World Relays in Poland over COVID-19 concerns

Athletics Canada has withdrawn from the 2021 World Athletics Relays, which take place next month in Poland, due to  COVID-19 concerns. The travel risks simply outweigh the rewards of competing at the Olympic qualifying event, according to…

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Barca beat Getafe to close the gap on leaders Atletico

Barca beat Getafe to close the gap on leaders Atletico

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona defeat Getafe 5-2 to keep their fate at the top of La Liga in their own hands. Messi opened the scoring at Camp Nou in the eighth minute just moments after hitting the bar. Getafe…

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Fernando Alonso: No excuses, I need to be better

Fernando Alonso: No excuses, I need to be better

Fernando Alonso has stated there is no excuse for his performance at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Alonso crashed on his way to the grid before the race, sliding off a wet track and damaging…

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Stunned Canadian players head home after cancellation of women’s hockey worlds

Stunned Canadian players head home after cancellation of women’s hockey worlds

Shock and disbelief gave way to a swirl of emotions as players on the Canadian women’s hockey team packed their bags in Halifax and headed home Thursday. In a span of two days, they’d gone…

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Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis expects to return Thursday vs. Dallas Mavericks

Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis expects to return Thursday vs. Dallas Mavericks

Lakers star Anthony Davis says he will make his return from a nine-week absence on Thursday versus the Dallas Mavericks, so long as his right leg responds well to Wednesday’s practice. Davis said he now feels “100 percent”…

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Rafael Nadal advances, Fabio Fognini defaulted at Barcelona Open tennis tournament

Rafael Nadal advances, Fabio Fognini defaulted at Barcelona Open tennis tournament

Rafael Nadal needed three sets to defeat his 111th-ranked adversary in his first match at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, while Fabio Fognini was disqualified for alleged verbal abuse. Fognini was defaulted while trailing 6-0, 4-4 versus qualifier Bernabe…

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CFL delays start of season to August, cuts schedule to 14 games

CFL delays start of season to August, cuts schedule to 14 games

The Canadian Football League is pushing back the start of its season to August and is also cutting down the 18-game calendar to 14 games.  That means the Grey Cup is also being pushed back,…